The Kinks Greatest 1970-1986

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Instead of offering a brand-new compilation, the 2007 Kinks Greatest 1970-1986 repackages two previously released -- and quite good -- compilations in one slipcase: the 1976 set Celluloid Heroes, which covered their recordings for RCA in the early '70s, and the 1986 collection Come Dancing: The Best of the Kinks, which picked up where its predecessor left off and offered highlights from their Arista years. These are not the original LP versions of either record, they're the expanded and revamped versions Velvel/Koch released in the 2000s, which gives a broader, better look at both eras and helps make this Greatest the best place to get acquainted with the music ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Instead of offering a brand-new compilation, the 2007 Kinks Greatest 1970-1986 repackages two previously released -- and quite good -- compilations in one slipcase: the 1976 set Celluloid Heroes, which covered their recordings for RCA in the early '70s, and the 1986 collection Come Dancing: The Best of the Kinks, which picked up where its predecessor left off and offered highlights from their Arista years. These are not the original LP versions of either record, they're the expanded and revamped versions Velvel/Koch released in the 2000s, which gives a broader, better look at both eras and helps make this Greatest the best place to get acquainted with the music the Kinks made after Lola, especially since the set also comes with the concert video One for the Road, a 1980 release that captures the band at the height of their arena-conquering powers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/30/2007
  • Label: Velvel Records
  • UPC: 634677982224
  • Catalog Number: 79822

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 20th Century Man (3:56)
  2. 2 Complicated Life (3:49)
  3. 3 Muswell Hillbilly (5:59)
  4. 4 Alcohol (3:50)
  5. 5 Celluloid Heroes (6:00)
  6. 6 Here Comes Yet Another Day (4:04)
  7. 7 Sweet Lady Genevieve (3:52)
  8. 8 One of the Survivors (4:42)
  9. 9 Sitting in the Midday Sun (5:01)
  10. 10 He's Evil (4:11)
  11. 11 Mirror of Love (2:59)
  12. 12 Artificial Man (4:47)
  13. 13 Everybody's a Star (Starmaker) (3:40)
  14. 14 (A) Face in the Crowd (4:35)
  15. 15 You Can't Stop the Music (4:16)
  16. 16 I'm in Disgrace (3:47)
  17. 17 The Hard Way (4:39)
  18. 18 No More Looking Back (3:42)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Come Dancing (5:54)
  2. 2 Low Budget (4:01)
  3. 3 Catch Me Now I'm Falling (4:55)
  4. 4 A Gallon of Gas (5:15)
  5. 5 (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman (6:20)
  6. 6 Sleepwalker (3:53)
  7. 7 Full Moon (3:27)
  8. 8 Misfits (4:32)
  9. 9 A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy (3:47)
  10. 10 Do It Again (4:26)
  11. 11 Better Things (3:28)
  12. 12 Lola (5:30)
  13. 13 You Really Got Me (3:00)
  14. 14 Good Day (2:20)
  15. 15 Living on a Thin Line (3:15)
  16. 16 Destroyer (3:23)
  17. 17 Don't Forget to Dance (2:37)
  18. 18 Father Christmas (4:31)
Disc 3
  1. 1 All Day and All of the Night
  2. 2 Lola
  3. 3 Low Budget
  4. 4 Superman
  5. 5 Attitude
  6. 6 Celluloid Heroes
  7. 7 The Hard Way
  8. 8 Where Have All the Good Times Gone
  9. 9 You Really Got Me
  10. 10 Pressure
  11. 11 Catch Me Now I'm Falling
  12. 12 Victoria
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Kinks Primary Artist
Zaine Griff Bass
Mick Avory Percussion, Drums, Group Member
John Beecham Trombone
Clem Cattini Percussion, Drums
John Dalton Bass, Group Member
Ian Gibbons Keyboards, Background Vocals, Group Member
Robert Henrit Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Alan Holmes Tenor Saxophone
Ron Lawrence Bass
Nick Newell Saxophone
Andy Pyle Bass, Group Member
Jim Rodford Bass, Group Member
Nick Trevisick Percussion, Drums
Andy (Stewart) Hamilton Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Ray Davies Composer
Bob Ludwig Remastering
John Swenson Liner Notes
Acy Lehman Cover Art Direction
Drew Lavyne Reissue Sound Supervisor
Dave Nives Reissue Producer
Jeff Gilligan Reissue Design
Craig DeCamps Cover Design
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